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The Ashes

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We’ve had better starts! 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

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Unbelievable! Poor from Burns.
 

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I’d always bowl first in an ashes first match. The batsman will always be nervous and the pitch will do something. (I’m certainly no expert!)
 

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Root gone. 11/3. Time for bed.
 

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Listening to it currently.

Our batting line up was fragile as it is but add into it no preparation before this test then always going to be a struggle.

Apart from Root, we simply don’t have another top order batsman we can rely on. You can’t build a successful team on the consistency of one batsman.

Can’t remember the last time we had 3 world class batsman in the team. Maybe the days of Cook & Trott.
 

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147. I mean l know it was difficult conditions but you only have to see Rory Burns leg side dismissal to see where we are as a team.

The conditions are tough enough. Their fast bowling attacking is a great unit. Yet we really don’t help ourselves.

Butler made conditions look different when he was in.

Going to be a long series. Especially as we don’t have a world class spinner.
 

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Can understand the logic that Anderson and Broad need their game time managed, but, surely the 1st Test is pivotal.

If we weren't on the back foot already after so little game time before the series started, we are almost certainly 1 down now after just a day's play.

Having Anderson and Broad play in the 2nd test will be too late now and won't solve our weak batting line up which the Aussies will exploit ruthlessly.
 

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I'm surprised anybody thought it would be anything other than a whitewash! Today's players are so used to trying to get 200 in 20 overs of some other game that looks a bit like cricket that none of them has any idea how to do a Boycott and stay in until the ball and bowlers get tired.
 
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On the bright side I'm no longer tempted to stay up late to watch the cricket meaning I'll get a normal amount of sleep.
 
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